District Institute for Educational Training, Gangtok

Institutional architecture is streamlined to efficient planning and a strong conceptual idea developed within a local cultural stream. Two projects, the District Institute for Education and Training was built outside Gangtok, Sikkim on a steep mountainous terrain. The design employed terraces all along the hill and used the idiom of the local architecture for its external expression. The second, the School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi is located on flat ground. However, a deep natural ravine cuts diagonally across the site. This accommodates the shared facilities for the school, while classrooms and studios fall along an orthogonal grid.